Efficiency and effectiveness monitoring

This page reports on making the results of efficiency and effectiveness monitoring publicly available.

RMA requirements

The RMA requires local authorities to monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of policies, rules or other methods in their policy statements and/or plans (section 35(2)(b)). The RMA also requires the results of this efficiency and effectiveness monitoring to be made public at least every five years.

2014/15

  • The following local authorities confirmed that the results of their efficiency and effectiveness monitoring were made public in 2014/15:
    • Auckland Council
    • Environment Canterbury
    • Marlborough District Council
    • Matamata-Piako District Council
    • Waikato District Council
    • Waimakariri District Council.
  • The number of local authorities that confirmed that the results of their efficiency and effectiveness monitoring were made public has declined over the past three survey periods (see Table 1).

Download the complete dataset for plan-making [Excel, 545 KB].

Table 1: Number of local authorities that confirmed results of policy statement and/or plan efficiency and effectiveness monitoring were made public, by survey period

2010/11

2012/13

2014/15

51

36

6

Source: NMS 2014/15, RMA Survey 2010/11 and 2012/13

Limitations and local authority practices

  • Local authorities may be at a different stages of the five-year reporting cycle, so the National Monitoring System data cannot be used to determine whether a local authority has failed to make public the results of their efficiency and effectiveness monitoring in accordance with section 35(2A) of the RMA.
  • The Ministry has not assessed whether the efficiency and effectiveness monitoring undertaken by local authorities fulfils the requirements of sections 35(2)(b), and 35(2A) of the RMA.

See the Act

For more information on the RMA related to this page see the following section of the Act on the New Zealand Legislation website.

Section 35 of the RMA 

Reviewed:
14/06/16